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Dawn
07-31-2008, 08:32 AM
They start in 8 days!!! :eek:

Where's all the hype and build up that we normally get? It's all been very low key. Or I've slept for the past 3 months.

Is anyone excited, or apathetic?

Skywatcher
07-31-2008, 08:34 AM
I completely love the olympics. In many ways it restores my faith in humanity to get along for a while - the Sydney olympics were epic - will always remember being up with Thomas just after he was born letting lisa get soe sleep watching Steve Redgrave win his last gold.

:D

very excited about 2012

kazzaqld
07-31-2008, 08:36 AM
You guys should be here - it's wall to wall already. :mad:

We even had endless hours today about one romantic couple who are both on the swim team who broke off their romance today. "will it affect their chances for gold" and endless footage of them snuggling up.

But then Aussies do take their sport waaay too seriously. :rolleyes008:

Dawn
07-31-2008, 08:39 AM
I always find myself getting totally engrossed in some obscure sport that has never interested me before. And I will of course stay awake for the entire duration of the games looking out for the 30 seconds of fencing that the BBC will show.

mumof2
07-31-2008, 08:42 AM
I'm afraid it hasn't excited me at all....:(

Wendy
07-31-2008, 08:44 AM
Nope, doesn't excite me either, will only be watching the diving so see Tom Daley other than than it won't be on :shrug:

Skywatcher
07-31-2008, 08:45 AM
me too love all the obscure stuff :D - really don't like the fact that tennis and football are olympic events now though

Dawn
07-31-2008, 09:00 AM
Are there any truly amateur sports anymore?

Skywatcher
07-31-2008, 09:01 AM
curling?

Wendy
07-31-2008, 09:04 AM
curling?

what hair or paper :D :wink:

Dawn
07-31-2008, 09:08 AM
That's winter olympics though.

I've decided to be addicted to the trampolining for this olympics.

ukwdwnut
07-31-2008, 09:18 AM
i watch it all the time, but its been so low key here, its scarey, hardly any advertising at all

what time are they at in front of us?

Skywatcher
07-31-2008, 09:32 AM
I once entered an archery tournament that carried olympic points attatched to it so I'm practically an olympic athlete :D

ukwdwnut
07-31-2008, 09:34 AM
I once entered an archery tournament that carried olympic points attatched to it so I'm practically an olympic athlete :D

practically as in how close ;) :lol:

Dawn
07-31-2008, 09:35 AM
Chris I used to do archery at university. :eek:

I thing Beijing is about 7 hours ahead of us.

kazzaqld
07-31-2008, 09:36 AM
i watch it all the time, but its been so low key here, its scarey, hardly any advertising at all

what time are they at in front of us?
mm they are 2 hours behind me, and you are 9 hours behind me so they must be 7 hours in front of you.

How was that for advanced maths! :lol:

ukwdwnut
07-31-2008, 09:36 AM
Chris I used to do archery at university. :eek:

I thing Beijing is about 7 hours ahead of us.

thx dawnie, what time is it on tele do you know?

Skywatcher
07-31-2008, 09:43 AM
I was captain of the Nottinghem university team - mainly because I had my own bow - shot mainly indoors - not done it for absoluely ages though

Dawn
07-31-2008, 09:45 AM
Uni of Sussex archery team. I was in charge of the fletching jig. :D

Skywatcher
07-31-2008, 09:49 AM
I used to love all the pomp and ceremony around the tournaments - the Lady Paramount etc - hope to go back to it one day - nice people. still got my bow in the attic - only sport I was ever any good at

Dawn
07-31-2008, 09:50 AM
Sold my bow to the students union. :D

Skywatcher
07-31-2008, 09:52 AM
nah could never do that - mine is a lovely wooden 'Elizabethan bow' from Quicks in waterlooville ( think that was the name of it) with all the stabilisers it just looked the biz :D

Wendy
07-31-2008, 09:55 AM
nah could never do that - mine is a lovely wooden 'Elizabethan bow' from Quicks in waterlooville ( think that was the name of it) with all the stabilisers it just looked the biz :D



I prefer my bows made out of ribbon :wink: :D

ukwdwnut
07-31-2008, 10:09 AM
I prefer my bows made out of ribbon :wink: :D

good one wen

:sigs-cartoon-022::sigs-cartoon-022::sigs-cartoon-022:

Dizneyblonde
07-31-2008, 10:24 AM
Olympics?

What Olypics?

Dorothy
07-31-2008, 02:27 PM
We've had hardly anything on the TV here about them other than some stuff about the air quality.

All the Chicago TV stations are making a huge fuss about the city trying to host the summer games 20016 or something like that. The mayor of Chicago is going to China to meet again with the selection committee :rolleyes008:

Johnie
07-31-2008, 02:40 PM
20016 huh? Seems they are starting early :gy:

Dawn
07-31-2008, 02:48 PM
:laugh:

Taja
07-31-2008, 03:52 PM
What Dorothy said--almost nothing. 'Course, I don't watch a lot of television, so they could be ramping things up a bit.

Probably won't watch much, with the format the networks use to show the games these days. I don't have hours to sit in front of the television to watch a few minutes of a sport that I enjoy and hours of those I detest to get to the next few minutes of the one I enjoy. :shrug: :sigh;

Johnie
07-31-2008, 03:56 PM
I always like watching the gymnasts. Other than that, I don't usually watch too much.

Claire
07-31-2008, 04:01 PM
I saw a report on how they'd employed the army to clear a shedload of green algae from the sailing venue. Apart from that, not a lot else. I love the equestrian events.

Dorothy
07-31-2008, 04:03 PM
I always like watching the gymnasts. Other than that, I don't usually watch too much.

Me too and my TIVO is going to record just the parts I like to watch once I know the schedule.

Taja
07-31-2008, 04:05 PM
Me too and my TIVO is going to record just the parts I like to watch once I know the schedule.

That's the problem for me--the schedule is very vague. Three or four sports (or more) in each segment with no specific time frame for each sport. :sigh;
It would be understandable if it were live, but it will be tape delay due to the time difference. :sigh;

I'm really into sighs today, aren't I? :lol:

Dawn
07-31-2008, 04:11 PM
I've seen loads of advertising for the Paralympics but not the general one.

I think it's because we're only allowed to watch cartoon network in this house though.

Taja
07-31-2008, 05:28 PM
I've seen loads of advertising for the Paralympics but not the general one.

I think it's because we're only allowed to watch cartoon network in this house though.

That could have just a small influence! :lol: